Lesbians and bisexual women may be at greater risk of obesity and have higher rates of breast cancer than heterosexual women. The committee also recommends six additional actions to advance understanding of LGBT health. Religion, Identity, and Community. However, this was not the committee's experience in reviewing the literature on LGBT health. Retrieved 3 May Health and access to care and coverage for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the U. There is some evidence that LGBT elders exhibit crisis competence a concept reflecting resilience and perceived hardiness within older LGBT populations.
The life-course framework acknowledges that events at each stage of life influence subsequent stages and recognizes that experiences are shaped by one's age cohort and historical context.
Global Recognition of Human Rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, — In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGBwhich was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. The Spectre of Promiscuity: The minority stress model posits that sexual and gender minorities experience chronic stress as a result of their stigmatization.
Thirty-four of the 50 US states and the District of Columbia do not prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. They typically work up to living full-time in a different gender, by making gradual changes to their gender expression. Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, — Sexual Difference, Race, and Sexuality. Transvestite or cross-dressing individuals are thought to comprise the largest transgender sub-group. Coming Out in Christianity: